Just for Rob McKillip

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago at 11:44 pm. 2 comments

So I finished week 10 with no posts to commemorate the event, probably because I couldn’t move my arms.  That’s right, for the better part of four days I couldn’t straighten out my arms due to the beating they took during the last workout of week 10.  It was the pulling workout, where all you do is, well, pull.  I was supposed to pull myself up by first doing pull ups, then again doing chin ups, then there was some other pulling movement involved, but I really can’t remember what it was at this point because it really doesn’t matter.  What matters is that I thought my arms would never straighten out without pain, but they eventually did.  Good thing, because I kinda need my arms to reach for stuff.

Even though I was able to take a few days off before week 11 started, I really couldn’t muster up the energy to blog about my painful experience.  That is, not until Rob McKillip peppered my blog with comments, becoming a guest blogger on rippedGeek in the process.  Oh, and then there were the subtle taunts on Twitter.  :-) You win, Rob, I’m blogging again and it really is a good thing because I ended up getting cocky and thinking I could eat like a certain Iowan cyclist — in the process I gained three pounds and a small percentage of body fat! Even though I was doing the workouts, I obviously let the eating part of it slip, but I promise I really wasn’t that bad.  A few beers here, some red beans and rice and a wedge of German Chocolate cake there, and the next thing I knew I was on the road to Fatville again.  So thanks for kicking me in the ass about my pitiful blogging record, because it showed that I was being lazy in more ways than one.

I finished week 11, which was another week of pushing, lower body, and pulling workouts, and I can say that I truly suck at the pulling part of it.  Instead of actually pulling my body up, I’m doing negatives, which is a technical term for struggling not to fall.  It does work you out and make your body hurt from the waist up, but that’s no consolation that I still suck at pull ups and chin ups.

Here are week 11’s workout videos, enjoy and imagine me struggling not to fall.

And thanks to Rob for mocking my blogging skills, I promise to do better during week 12.  :-)

2 Replies

  1. Gosh, I don’t know what to say!! Wait until my Mom sees this!!!

    My skills at being a pain-in-the-ass are finally being appreciated. I first developed them as the older brother. Then I’ve then been honing them throughout my engineering management career. All in preparation for the week when you might need some extra “encouragement” to get back on the wagon!!!

    Keep up the good work!!


    P.S. Don’t screw-up again!!! :-)

  2. Have you sent a link to this blog post to your mom yet? You might want to send it to the local paper, too! :-)

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